10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

Fundraiser Ideas

One of the most effective ways to raise money for your cause or group is by organizing and hosting fundraising events that are designed to attract a crowd. By planning and presenting original and fun fundraising ideas, you can raise money and awareness for your organization in your local area. Fortune-telling booths, cakewalks and food stands can all earn money for your cause while providing hours of fun for children and adults. Coffee and chocolate tastings.

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As Casselman Points Out; Social Enterprise Fundraising Is Not All Kittens, Chocolates, and Roses

Seeking Grant Money Today

I suspect they might find that the cost/benefit ratio only works for organizations at a specific size and beyond (large), and ones that are tying their mission directly to the work of the for profit business (in other words, the program work winds up making money).

How to Hold a Successful Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Fundraiser Ideas

This means your charity will not be out any money for brochures, order forms, or any other promotional materials. Candy Fundraising Charity Fundraising Chocolate Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising School Fundraising Sports FundraisingCookie dough fundraising has become increasingly popular over the years.

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A Valentine For Fundraisers

The Agitator

However, while we were eating our chocolates, Cupid delivered a thought-provoking message to our inbox in the form of an opinion piece from Jennifer and Peter Buffett, co-presidents of the NoVo Foundation, appearing in last week’s Chronicle of Philanthropy.

How Your Restaurant Waiter Can Teach You About Fundraising


Your waiter is basically working to inspire you to donate money after your meal to fund their livelihood. It’s no accident that waiters bring you fortune cookies, mints, or chocolates when they deliver the check to your table. The theory of reciprocity is powerful.

All the Rage: Fundraising on Fury and Revenge

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Outrage over President Trump’s immigrant ban helped the ACLU raise more money online in one weekend than in all of 2016. . The not-so-significant other received a digital certificate with the roach’s name (with an option to add chocolates or a roach plush).

Newsletter: Warm Leads from Your Homepage; Bridgestone Raises $2.8M for BGCA ; Museum Launches ‘How to be an American’ Podcast

Selfish Giving

On February 12th, LeadFeeder sent me this result: Now, I know the folks at World Finest Chocolate. They are a wonderful company that helps organizations run fundraisers with - you guessed it - yummy chocolate! ?? Hey, this could mean more chocolate for me down the road!

Some Sweet Payback for Your Good Deeds

Cause Related Marketing

The Generous Store was a pop-up store in Denmark, open for just one day, that didn’t take your money for its products. If you ever feel like offering a token of thanks for this boon of cause marketing information and opinion, I'll be happy to accept it in the form of fine European chocolates).

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


What if every time you bought a chocolate chip cookie, the baker gave you two cookies for the price of one? Matching gifts are almost exactly like those chocolate chip cookies. New to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more?

How Your Restaurant Waiter Can Teach You About Fundraising


Your waiter is basically working to inspire you to donate money after your meal to fund their livelihood. It’s no accident that waiters bring you fortune cookies, mints, or chocolates when they deliver the check to your table. The theory of reciprocity is powerful.

Generosity Day – Get to the Heart of Valentines Day

Getting Attention

You already did whatever you’re doing in terms of hearts, chocolates and morning kisses. 2) Here’s how : Spend Valentine’s Day being more generous, giving more money, sharing of yourself, being of service. I heard about this fantastic opportunity first thing this morning and wanted to get it out to you asap. It’s an incredibly refreshing take on a stale “holiday.&#.

Cause Marketing or Corporate Philanthropy Program? It’s Not a Yes or No Question.

Cause Related Marketing

Cause marketing is like one of those 7-layer chocolate cakes. But even though it is made with wholesome ingredients like eggs, milk, flour and maybe dark chocolate, and even though you could certainly eat a slice of it as a meal, it’s not really a meal replacement for very many charities. Cause marketing can raise tons of money (and awareness). If your company is an active corporate cause marketer, should it also be an active corporate donor? The short answer is yes.

The Sweet Spot of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

He, or she, just won't part with their money. But I'm very brand conscious when it comes to chocolate. The graphic at left is a Venn diagram that describes cause marketing relationships between the usual three stakeholders; cause, company/brand and the consumer.

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7 Great Halloween Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Raising money for your charity is a necessity, but you can have fun at the same time. For example, perhaps your Count Dracula wants nothing to eat but chocolate; Frankenstein might do a song-and-dance routine like in the movie “Young Frankenstein”; and Dr. Jekyll’s Mr. Hyde might turn out to be a clown. Another way to raise money during the holiday carnival is to suggest that people bring (7) treats and drinks to be sold.

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Five Pieces of Unsolicited Cause Marketing Advice to Actor Hugh Jackman

Cause Related Marketing

It’s a great benefit to Africa’s small farmers to buy their chocolate and tea and coffee beans. But you could bring still more money and benefit to Africa if you could figure out how to have those and other items manufactured there.

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Another take on mobile giving

Fundraising Coach

And a promise of money is often enough to change behaviors. I’m not a fan of selling chocolates and wrapping paper either, but many people prefer feeling their giving something when they ask for a donation. Extra money from people’s normal behaviors is tempting.

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Top 6 Fundraising Myths: Busted!

Ann Green

But if he only has chocolate or vanilla, the decision is easier to make. Go out there and start raising money for your organization! Guest post by Adam Weinger. If you’ve ever watched the hit show, Mythbusters , you know how misconceptions generally get shattered.

#INTERVIEW: Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3 Communications, Discusses Why Nonprofits Need to Embrace Video

Non Profit Marketing 360

Around 2004-2005, we both saw some trends that we call our ‘your chocolate and my peanut butter moment.’ MICHAEL: I think all of our clients have the same bottom-line goals: to raise more money or recruit more activists or make good change in the world in some way.

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4 Reasons to Have a Halloween Fundraiser Next Year, 8 Ways to Get Started

Selfish Giving

Instead of asking for treats, two Boston kids are delivering an informational card to homes to bring awareness to child labor in name-brand chocolate factories. What’s stopping you from collecting money like UNICEF? Of course, you could just raise money for UNICEF.

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Social Enterprise is Foxy

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The bothersome thing is that this foxy social enterprise thang (scroll down to the tune by Hot Chocolate) tends to emphasize business innovation or the franchise business-flavored nonprofit model (overly simplified: a relatively straightforward program scaled fast and all over, with big startup investment from government or tech money) over any other nonprofit models that, even if small or local, can work. Inspired by an article by Nell Edgington on change.org.

Join Me in a Different Kind of Valentine’s Day this Year

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I don’t mean craving food, though you may want a box of chocolates now that I raised the topic. Give of your money, your time, your talent, your love or anything special that in unique to you. Are you hungry?

Lessons from 4 Big, Successful Single-Element Cause Marketing Campaigns

Cause Related Marketing

Because like a single malt whiskey (I'm told), or a single-source chocolate, these single-element campaigns have a purity in their concentration and focus; you're only getting one thing. to raise money. The money is split 60-40 between the needy in Africa and in the UK.

Roger Craver Quits!

The Agitator

Sad but true, there’s more to life than raising money, no matter what your boss says. Roger lost it (possibly hyper from too many chocolate eggs). “My

Without Great Execution, Strategy is Just Good Intentions

Marketing for Nonprofits

A strategy - whether in companies or life - is created through hundreds of everyday decisions about how you spend your time, energy, and money. With every moment of your time, every decision about how you spend your energy and your money, you are making a statement about what really matters to you. It's easy to eat a delicious, nutty, creamy chocolate bar now :) vs. stay on a healthy eating plan to ensure long-term fitness.

Cause Marketing in the Age of Free

Selfish Giving

He offered a group of subjects a choice between two kinds of chocolate—Hershey’s Kisses, for one cent, and Lindt truffles, for fifteen cents. Then he redid the experiment, reducing the price of both chocolates by one cent. The price difference between the two chocolates was exactly the same, but that magic word “free” has the power to create a consumer stampede. You tap the real money. He didn’t want the easy money.

A. Fine Blog - Untitled Article

A. Fine Blog

I remember a moment like that a long time away when I realized that the people I thought were the political good guys were feeding at the same trough of corporate campaign money as the people I thought were the bad guys. I actually hope some company will take it as an opportunity to differentiate themselves by doing a better job of protecting our data and keeping the web open – but they probably won’t make as much money as the other guys.

Predicting the Future of Fundraising: We're On Our Way, But Who's At the Helm?

Seeking Grant Money Today

Grant donors, for example, bolster government giving by uniquely supporting seed money, pilot programs, and most importantly, the non profit sector's strength; innovation. See my post: As Casselman Points Out; Social Enterprise Fundraising is Not All Kittens, Chocolates, or Roses Congress wants to be able to better see what American 501(c). Gayle Roberts , author of the Fundraising for Nonprofits blog, kindly invited me to write this post for her September 2007 Giving Carnival.